John Schweers

Adjunct Faculty, Finance

M.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin
B.A., English, Tulane University

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John Schweers' responsibilities have included worldwide treasury operations, commercial and investment banking relationships, risk and tax management responsibilities, and foreign exchange and investment management. Recently retired as a senior consultant of DeMarche Associates, Inc., an investment consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, Schweers has been an adjunct faculty member for more than 10 years, having taught most of the classes offered by the Finance Department.

J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
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FINC 321 - 02 Financial Management M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 238
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21968
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, ACCT 215, STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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FINC 321 - 03 Financial Management M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 238
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21969
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, ACCT 215, STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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FINC 321 - 04 Financial Management M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 230
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 21970
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210, ACCT 215, STAT 220 (MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and junior standing.

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Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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ACCT 705 - 711 Financial Statement Analysis - T - R - - - 0830 - 1200 SCH 407
Description of course Financial Statement Analysis : CRN: 30405
The purpose of this course is to develop students' ability to interpret and understand financial statements of publicly held firms prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles. This course builds on knowledge of the structure and content of financial statements necessary to enable students to begin financial analysis. It is designed for students who wish to analyze financial accounting information for professional or personal purposes. Prerequisite: ACCT 601, ACCT 605 (may be concurrent registration) and FINC 600 (may be concurrent registration) or permission of instructor.

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Mary's, Minneapolis (2004 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Senior Consultant, DeMarche Associates, Inc., Overland Park (1998 - 2011)
  • Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Jeffery Sloccum and Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1995 - 1998)
  • Treasurer, Donaldson Company Inc, Minneapolis (1987 - 1995)
  • Assistant Treasurer, American Standard, Inc,, New York (1984 - 1987)
  • Treasurer, The Trane Company, LaCrosse (1977 - 1984)
  • Unknown, Texas Instruments, Dallas (1972 - 1977)

Public Service
  • McNeely Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review, Committee Member

Publications
  • Danielson, R., Barabanov, S. S., Schweers, J. R., & Sullivan, M. F. (2014). Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation. Journal of Investing, (23)(2), pp. 16-27

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • International Business
  • Risk Management
  • Investments

Presentations